Exchange Traded Funds

Introduction to ETFs

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are collective funds that trade on a stock exchange. They are designed to track the movements of an index, commodity or basket of assets. They will do this by taking positions in the underlying securities that make up an index in the same weights that they appear in that index.

ETFs are offered on a vast range of indices and commodities and usually have a lower annual management fee than other types of collective investment fund. They are also bought and sold in the same way as normal shares, but because they are a basket of stocks like a fund, you do not pay stamp duty on the purchase of ETFs, as stamp duty has already been paid on the underlying investments held by the ETF. However you will be subject to tax on any gains made from your investment in an ETF.*

*Tax laws may change. If you have any queries on taxation in relation to your investments please speak to a qualified tax advisor.

ETFS Physical Gold (PHGP)

ETFS GBP Daily Hedged Physical Gold (GBSP)

ETFS ROBO Global Robotics and Automation (ROBG)


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Name6 Months (%)1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)CurrencySector
ETFS Physical Gold GBP6.1627.5220.01-18.23GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS Physical Silver GBP15.0939.157.73-37.46GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
iShares $ TIPS UCITS ETF GBP13.4723.8637.7227.77GBPFixed Int - USD Investment GradeBuy
Amundi ETF MSCI Europe Energy GBP22.8037.188.6112.05GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
Amundi ETF MSCI Europe Ex UK GBP9.6513.0520.5065.98GBXEquity - Europe ex UKBuy
Amundi ETF MSCI Europe Healthcare GBP-2.271.0120.1880.11GBXEquity - Pharma Health & BiotechBuy
Amundi ETF MSCI Italy GBP10.09-2.795.3219.88GBXEquity - Europe Single CountryBuy
Amundi ETF MSCI Spain GBP10.606.632.9518.85GBXEquity - Europe Single CountryBuy
Amundi ETF MSCI Europe Minimum Volatility Factor UCITS ETF GBP1.898.4523.7081.53GBXEquity - Europe inc UKBuy
DB Physical Gold-6.217.43-5.79-32.47USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Palladium USD32.4328.75-0.8210.32USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Platinum USD-4.617.07-31.25-38.59USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Rhodium3.188.64-19.98-54.33USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Silver2.1315.30-15.07-48.21USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB X-Trackers DBLCI - OY Balanced UCITS ETF 2C USD2.3811.50-31.10-39.65USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB X-Trackers DBLCI - OY Balanced UCITS ETF 3C GBP2.3811.02-32.06-40.72GBPCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB X-Trackers DBLCI - OY Balanced UCITS ETF 1C GBP----GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB X-Trackers DBLCI - OY Balanced UCITS ETF 1C USD-4.048.36-48.02-54.14USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB X-Trackers II Iboxx $ Treasuries UCITS ETF (DR) 1D USD-2.820.997.116.98USDFixed Int - USD GovernmentBuy
DB X-Trackers II Eonia UCITS ETF 2C GBP7.2716.760.41-1.94GBXCurrency - EuroBuy
DB X-Trackers LPX MM Private Equity UCITS ETF 1C GBP17.5524.2536.40123.88GBXEquity - InternationalBuy
DB X-Trackers MSCI AC Asia Ex Japan Index UCITS ETF 1C GBP19.0925.3327.0546.43GBXEquity - Asia Pacific ex JapanBuy
DB X-Trackers MSCI Indonesia Index UCITS ETF 1C GBP18.5338.8450.0413.68GBXEquity - Asia Pacific Single CountryBuy

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